NTSB Identification: MIA92LA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45403.
Accident occurred Friday, October 04, 1991 in CLEWISTON, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/08/1993
Aircraft: BELL 47D-1, registration: N3655F
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE PULLING UP FOLLOWING A SPRAY PASS EITHER THE LT SKID OR SPRAY BOOM CONTACTED A GUY WIRE WHICH THEN BROKE & CONTACTED THE MAIN & TAIL ROTOR BLADES. DURING THE UNCONTROLLED DESCENT, THE HELICOPTER ROLLED INVERTED & IMPACTED THE GROUND. THE PLT STATED THAT THERE WAS NO PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE HELICOPTER.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE CLEARANCE WHILE MANEUVERING RESULTING IN AN IN FLIGHT COLLISION WITH A GUY WIRE.

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